USF Announces Tenure, Promotions; Honors Faculty At Dinner

The University of Saint Francis recognized faculty achievements at its annual Faculty Scholarship Banquet on August 22. Instructors who won university awards, completed advanced degrees or earned tenure, promotions and sabbaticals were honored.

The 2016-2017 Leepoxy Award for Teaching Excellence was awarded to Gregory Smith of the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Dr. Kimberly Bowers of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences was awarded the 2016-2017 Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award.

Faculty earning promotions in 2016-2017 include:

  • Dr. Shawn Ambrose, Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Dr. Ken Bugajski, Professor of English
  • Dr. Angela Harrell, Associate Professor for Radiologic Technology
  • Dr. Robert Lee, Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Dr. David Mullins, Professor of Sociology
  • Dr. Paul Schmidt, Associate Professor of Physics
  • Theresa Sorgen-Burleson, Assistant Professor for Surgical Technology
  • Dr. Louise Weber, Professor of Biology
  • Matthew White, Assistant Professor of Animation

Faculty earning tenure in 2016-2017 include:

  • Dr. Shawn Ambrose, Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Dr. Paul Schmidt, Associate Professor of Physics

Faculty members who were honored for completing advanced degrees are: Dr. Rebecca Coleman, School of Health Sciences, and Timm Reed, School of Health Sciences.

Faculty members who were awarded sabbaticals include:

  • Fall 2017 – Carolyn Yoder, Assistant Professor of Nursing, School of Health Sciences
  • Spring 2018 – Dr. Karen Palumbo, Professor of Business Administration, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Spring 2018 – Warren Pryor, Assistant Professor of Biology, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

These USF faculty members have received Faculty Emeritus ranking in 2016-2017:

  • Rick Cartwright, Professor of Art Emeritus
  • Christina Gilliom, Instructor Emeritus
  • Dr. Keith Graham, Professor Emeritus
  • Nancy Hankee, Assistant Professor of Education Emeritus

Debra Middleton, Assistant Professor Emeritus